Friday, April 16, 2010

First Rhubarb Pie


Picked my first rhubarb yesterday for a Rhubarb Custard Pie, made for one very happy husband. He has been waiting for the rhubarb to get big enough, with our warm weather it is ahead of schedule. It was so nice to be able to get something fresh from the garden again.



The pie is going fast!
This is my mom's recipe, she always made rhubarb custard pie.

Rhubarb Custard Pie

Unbaked pie crust for a 9 inch pie
4 c. rhubarb~chopped up into small pieces
1 c. milk
1 ~1/4 c. sugar
2 eggs

Put the chopped up rhubarb into the pie plate (with bottom crust)
Beat the 2 eggs
Add sugar and milk to the eggs and mix together
Pour this over the rhubarb
Cover with top crust
Crimp edges and make vent slits
Bake at 350F for 50 minutes or until rhubarb is tender



Squirrel

We do not have many squirrels in our area, but one seems to have moved in and found our bird feeder. I love to feed the birds, but could do with out this squirrel trying to eat all of it. I had just filled this feeder about 30 minutes before taking these pictures. At this rate it won't be long before he has it empty. I though the little fellow was going up the maple tree and jumping onto the feeder. So I was going to have my dh move the feeder away from the tree and that would take care of the squirrel getting onto the feeder (I don't mind if he eats the seeds on the ground). Wrong, he just climbs right up the Shepherds hook. So now I am not sure what we will do to stop this squirrel.






Seed is going down!


It was fun watching him! Maybe he will find other things to eat, instead of our sunflower seeds.




He finally spotted me, but not to worried about it!

3 comments:

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage said...

Hello!

My husband reminisces about the strawberry rhubarb pie that his grandmother used to make. I've never had rhubarb myself.

Blessings to you!

Kelle said...

Love, Love, Love Rhubarb! I have a wonderful cake recipe, if you are interested I'll dig it out and share it*wink* Nothing like strawberry rhubard jam either.

The squirrel pictures remind me of a time we watched a squirrel trying to get into our bird feeder. It actually hung by it's toenails trying to reach the feeder, then would fall. This was repeated for over an hour before the squirrel finally admitted defeat, LOL!
Blessings for you weekend!
Kelle

Kelle said...

Love, Love, Love Rhubarb! I have a wonderful cake recipe, if you are interested I'll dig it out and share it*wink* Nothing like strawberry rhubard jam either.

The squirrel pictures remind me of a time we watched a squirrel trying to get into our bird feeder. It actually hung by it's toenails trying to reach the feeder, then would fall. This was repeated for over an hour before the squirrel finally admitted defeat, LOL!
Blessings for you weekend!
Kelle